Book List (Episode III)

I realize that I am completely ADD when it comes to books.  I looked at the last list, and I’ve actually added quite a few new ones during that time.  But I love books, and I love reading random things.  If you have recommendations, they are much appreciated!

Finished Books:

I absolutely loved the books on feminism (I’ve written a few posts about how it changed my life) so I won’t talk about them more here.  One of the really great business books was the one about simplicity and how Apple used simplicity to win.  It made me think about our business in a completely different way, and it was just what I needed at that moment in time (it was a quick read too- finished it on the flight from London to Mumbai).  The Bastard of Istanbul started slow, but was surprisingly good- in a very magic realism/Isabel Allende House of the Spirits sort of way.  The Effective Executive was really good, but it was definitely hard to get through.  It’s sort of like reading a really really boring textbook, but a textbook full of really good insights (if you put in the time to read it carefully).  If you are serious about management, you should- Drucker really is a genius.

  • Personal Development:
  1. The 4-Hour Workweek (54%)
  2. A Year of Living Consciously
  3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity (52%)
  4. HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing Yourself (6%)
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (11%)
  6. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, And Living The Good Life (not started)
  • General Non Fiction:
  1. Googled: The End of the World as we Know It (18%)
  2. The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry (89%)
  3. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France But Not The French (2%)
  4. Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind The Scenes of a New China (12%)
  5. Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books: A Guide to the Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, And Wealth of Nations (68%)
  6. Wild (8%)
  7. In the Garden of Beasts (4%)
  8. Growing Up Bin Laden (8%)
  9. Catherine the Great (7%)
  10. Steve Jobs (5%)
  11. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (29%)
  12. My Spiritual Journey (Haven’t Started)
  13. Drinking: A Love Story (3%)
  14. The Intelligent Investor (10%)
  15. Beating the Street (27%)
  16. Istanbul: Memories and the City (15%)
  17. Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey (7%)
  18. Classy (1%)
  • Business:
  1. HBR’s 10 Must Reads: Strategy (9%)
  2. For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business (10%)
  3. Good To Great (54%)
  4. HBR: On Managing Yourself (6%)
  5. Stop Workplace Drama (39%)
  6. Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way (36%)
  7. The Brand Gap (17%)
  8. Founders at Work (70%)
  9. The Lean Startup (86%)
  10. The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success (12%)
  11. The Essential Drucker (Haven’t Started)
  12. HR Transformation (10%)
  13. Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands (70%)
  14. Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit: The Secrets of Building a 5 Star Customer Service Organization (18%)
  • Fiction:
  1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (12%)
  2. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (haven’t started)
  3. Istanbul Passage (3%)

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